BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 30, 2011 – Sam’s Club announced today it is donating $20,000 to the St. Louis Minority Supplier Development Council (St. Louis MSDC), as the result of a campaign held during National Small Business Week. The contributions will be presented Aug. 30, and will be used to help fund teaching and training programs offered by MSDC in St. Louis that enhance minority small business success.
The national Sam’s Club campaign resulted in 11 local donations across the U.S., which were determined by the number of volunteer hours logged by club and market managers working in small businesses in their communities. Market membership sales manager Jonathan Sadler, along with area club managers and associates, earned the right to award one of these donations in St. Louis.
Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 30 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.
Sam’s Club supports community-based programs that empower young people, families and small businesses to make smart choices that lead to healthy and bright futures. During the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31, 2011, on behalf of Sam’s Club, the Walmart Foundation gave more than $89 million in cash and in-kind gifts to support local U.S. organizations focusing on education, health and children’s programs. To learn more, visit http://www.samsclub.com/giving.